Faculty Positions

Odette Holter oholter at biosci.cbs.umn.edu
Wed Dec 22 13:09:37 EST 1999


University of Minnesota, Twin Cites Campus
Faculty Positions in the Department of Plant Biology

The University of Minnesota has begun an initiative in Cell and Molecular
Biology that provides for the hiring of at least eight new faculty in the
Department of Plant Biology over the next three years. The new positions
will expand the University's current strength in Plant Development and in
Genomics.

Position in Plant Developmental Biology
Three positions in the area of plant developmental biology will be filled
during the next three years. The Department is now accepting applications
for one or two tenure-track positions in the area of plant development at
the level of Assistant Professor. Applications also will be considered from
outstanding senior scientists at the Associate/Full Professor level. For
more information, please consult http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/cbs.html.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong, externally
funded research program and will contribute to the undergraduate and
graduate teaching programs of the Department. All candidates must have a
Ph.D or international equivalent, at least two years of postdoctoral
experience, and a strong publication record. Successful candidates will
receive a substantial start-up package and a salary commensurate with
experience. Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and
teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to the Plant
Development Search Committee, Department of Plant Biology, University of
Minnesota, 1445 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Review of applications
will begin December 15, 1999.

Position in Plant Genomics
At least new four positions in the area of plant genomics will be filled
during the next three years. The Department is now accepting applications
for one or two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.
Applications also will be considered from outstanding senior scientists at
the Associate/Full Professor level. The Department seeks exceptional
scientists working in experimental or computational aspects of plant
genomics. For more information, please consult
http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/cbs.html or contact Dr. Nevin Young, Search
Committee Chair, at neviny at tc.umn.edu.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong, externally
funded plant genomics research program and contribute to the undergraduate
and graduate teaching programs of the Department. All candidates must have
a Ph.D or international equivalent and a demonstrated research emphasis in
plant genomics or plant molecular biology. Desired experience includes
postdoctoral experience, a strong publication record, and evidence of
effective teaching experience. Successful candidates will receive a
substantial start-up package and a salary commensurate with experience.
Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching
interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Plant Genomics Search
Committee, Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 1445
Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Review of applications will begin
December 15, 1999.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital
status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual
orientation.
 (Plant Genomics ad when published separate from the Plant Development
advertisement)


University of Minnesota
Position in Plant Genomics

The University of Minnesota has begun an initiative in Cell and Molecular
Biology that provides for the hiring of at least eight new faculty in the
Department of Plant Biology over the next three years. At least four of the
new positions will be in the area of plant genomics. The Department is now
accepting applications for one or two tenure-track positions in the area of
plant genomics at the Assistant Professor level. Applications also will be
considered from outstanding senior scientists at the Associate/Full
Professor level. The Department seeks exceptional scientists working in
experimental or computational aspects of plant genomics. For more
information, please consult http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/cbs.html or contact
Dr. Nevin Young, Search Committee Chair, at neviny at tc.umn.edu.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong, externally
funded plant genomics research program and contribute to the undergraduate
and graduate teaching programs of the Department. All candidates must have
a Ph.D or international equivalent and a demonstrated research emphasis in
plant genomics or plant molecular biology. Desired experience includes
postdoctoral experience, a strong publication record, and evidence of
effective teaching experience. Successful candidates will receive a
substantial start-up package and a salary commensurate with experience.
Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching
interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Plant Genomics Search
Committee, Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 1445
Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Review of applications will begin
December 15, 1999.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital
status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual
orientation.
 Plant Genomics Search:
Essential and Preferred Qualifications and Experience


Brief Description of teaching, research, development, and/or administrative
responsibilities:

Develop an active, externally-funded plant genomics research program.
Research areas may include, but are not limited to, applying genomic
techniques to understand gene function, control of gene expression,
cellular communication, genome evolution, protein structure and function,
and complex processes in plants.

Responsibilities also include contributing to the teaching mission of the
Department of Plant Biology, advising undergraduate, graduate, and
post-doctoral students, and participation in professional service.

Minimum Academic Preparation and Experience

o	Ph.D. or international equivalent
o	Demonstrated research emphasis in plant genomics or plant molecular
biology

Desired Academic Preparation and Experience

o	Publication record in high impact, refereed journals
o	Post-doctoral experience
o	Evidence of effective teaching experience

Selection Criteria

o	Creativity, quality, and productivity in research.
o	Potential to maintain an active, extramurally funded research
program as evidenced by publication, personal statement, public seminar,
and letters of recommendation.
o	Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as
judged from interviews, public seminar, reprints, and personal statement.
o	Evidence of collaborative research.
 Department of Plant Biology
Plant Genomics Search
Criteria for Hiring at Different Levels

Preparation and Experience for:

Assistant Professor
o	Evidence of an ability to initiate and sustain a strong research
program in plant genomics
o	Evidence of an ability to interact creatively and productively with
other scientists
o	Evidence of a commitment to teaching and advising
o	Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively

Associate Professor
In addition to the above:
o	Demonstration of a nationally recognized research program in plant
genomics
o	Evidence of a strong training record for graduate and postdoctoral
students
o	Evidence of high quality teaching

Professor
In addition to the above:
o	Demonstration of an internationally recognized research program in
plant genomics




 Department of Plant Biology
Plant Genomics
Position Description

The University of Minnesota has begun an initiative in Cell and Molecular
Biology that provides for the hiring of at least eight new faculty in the
Department of Plant Biology over the next three years. The new positions
will expand the University's current strength in Plant Developmental
Biology and Genomics. The Department is now accepting applications for one
or two tenure-track positions in the area of plant genomics at the
Assistant Professor level. Applications also will be considered from
outstanding senior scientists at the Associate/Full Professor level. The
Department seeks exceptional scientists working in experimental or
computational aspects of plant genomics.

Duties include: Developing a strong, externally funded plant genomics
research program. Research areas may include, but are not limited to,
applying genomic techniques to understand gene function, control of gene
expression, cellular communication, genome evolution, protein structure and
function, and complex processes in plants. Responsibilities also include
contributing to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the
Department of Plant Biology, advising undergraduate, graduate, and
post-doctoral students, and participation in professional service.

Minimum Academic Preparation and Experience:
o	Ph.D. or international equivalent
o	Demonstrated research emphasis in plant genomics or plant molecular
biology

Desired Academic Preparation and Experience:
o	Publication record in high impact, refereed journals
o	Post-doctoral experience
o	Evidence of effective teaching experience

Review of applications will begin December 15, 1999.. To apply, please send
a current curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests,
and three letters of recommendation to: Plant Genomics Search Committee,
Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 1445 Gortner Ave.,
St. Paul, MN 55108.

For further information, visit the College of Biological Sciences web site
at http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/cbs.html or contact the search chair via phone
or email at 612-625-2225 or neviny at tc.umn.edu.

Odette Holter
Senior Secretary
Plant Biology Dept.
220 Bio Sci Center
1445 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108

Phone:  612-625-1234
Fax:  612-625-1738


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